I had to delete the first spam comments from [TTM](http://www.nirya.be)'s database earlier today. I normally do not endorse censorship, which is what this amounts to, but in the case of spam comments I make an exception. Spam commenting is when someone makes an otherwise meaningless comment with a link to their home page, or the page they want to promote, in the hope that when a [googlebot](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googlebot) next comes along, it picks up the link and ups the pagerank of the page in question.
The fact that TTM now attracts comments spammers tells me two things:
* There are very desperate people out there. Surely there are better blogs to target than that of a bunch of Belgium based toy soldier people.
* TTM is being read outside of our own inner circle, apparently.
We're growing up...
__UPDATE__ 25/10/2004 - the number of comment spams (not counting Rudi's below :) ) has risen quite steeply, so I've installed [MTBlacklist](http://www.jayallen.org/projects/mt-blacklist/), which has already netted several spams since installing it yesterday evening. If you ever make a comment that is rejected (you should get a message to this effect) and you think the rejection is unjustified, [contact me](mailto:email@example.com) and I'll see what we can do to get your comment in.